Villa Shamballa Residence

1 Bedroom | Romantic Haven | Ubud, Bali
From USD 255 / Night

Picture yourself floating in a topaz-hued infinity pool that looks out over a dramatic river gorge cloaked in lush tropical greenery as the sun shines overhead, and you have a pretty good idea of what a typical day is like at Villa Shamballa Residence. This elegant 2-story, 1-bedroom luxury villa offers plenty of outdoor and indoor space, so you can enjoy the spectacular scenery and fresh air, while still being treated to all the modern comforts of a luxury home. With romantic touches like an outdoor dining pagoda and natural stone baths open to the stars above, Villa Shamballa Residence is the perfect escape for honeymooners and couples.


Your day at Villa Shamballa Residence starts when you wake up to the sound of the wind rustling in the coconut trees just outside your bedroom window and the sun streaming into your gorgeous open-concept bedroom. Head downstairs to the breakfast nook and soak in the incredible views of the jungle spilling down the steep sides of the river valley, as the smiling staff serve you a feast of fresh fruit, toast, eggs, and heavenly Indonesian coffee.

After breakfast, take a dip in your private infinity pool and watch the clouds float by overhead, or relax on one of the plush couches in the living lounge, before heading into nearby Ubud for an afternoon of arts, culture, shopping and dining at some of Bali’s best restaurants. If you like, the staff can also arrange trips around Bali for you, so you can experience some of the best sights that the island has to offer.

As night starts to fall, you make your way back to the villa for a romantic gourmet dinner prepared by your talented villa chef and paired with a few glasses of fine wine. After dinner, the staff discreetly slip into the background so you can enjoy the soothing ambiance of the softly lit pool area and lounge, take in a good movie on the flat screen TV, or have a few cocktails in the outdoor jacuzzi, before slipping under the crisp white sheets of your plush king-sized bed.

  • Daily breakfast
  • WiFi Internet access
  • Welcome drink and fruit basket
  • Turndown service
  • Personal service by the villa staff including full time villa manager, housekeeper, chef/cook, security and attendants
  • Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
The Layout

Ground Floor
The ground floor of Villa Shamballa Residence features a breezy lounge with cool stone floors, large cream coloured sofas and armchairs and natural wooden tables. One side of the lounge is completely open to the infinity pool, offering views out over the river gorge and letting sunlight and fresh air pour in. The lounge also has a flat screen TV, DVD and CD player for your entertainment.

Walk past the room divider with cut-out windows that house Indonesian artefacts and beautiful vases full of fresh flowers, and you reach the dining room with its intimate round table that also looks out over the pool. You can opt to dine inside here, or head out to the covered outdoor dining pagoda for breakfast in the fresh morning air or a romantic candlelit dinner by the pool listening to the soothing sound of the river below and traditional gamelan music wafting across the valley.

The wooden pool deck by the infinity pool is the ideal spot for working on your tan on one of the cushioned sun loungers, chilling out with a good book and enjoying sunset drinks as the sky morphs into vibrant shades of orange, red and pink. At night, the pool is lit up from below and the villa boasts soft lighting that creates a warm and romantic ambiance.

The ground floor also boasts the main bathroom, which was created with pure pampering in mind. Have a soak in the large terrazzo bathtub surrounded by candles, with millions of stars shining above and the sound of bamboo leaves rustling in the balmy breeze. Villa Shamballa Residence also offers luxurious natural aromatherapy products and thick plush towels.

Overlooking the stunning jungle valley is a huge airy bedroom with a spacious living area that is open on one side to allow for views over the jungle. The beautiful bathroom also boasts a open-air terazzo bathtub that offers spectacular views over the treetops, making you feel almost as though you are in your own Robinson Crusoe treehouse.

The four-poster king-sized bed sports only the finest mattress and pillows decked out in crisp Egyptian cotton sheets. Chinese lamps create a pleasant glow at night, and the mosquito net adds a touch of the exotic. From this stunning location, you can also take in the vista of the sunrise over the valley each morning as you wake.

The upstairs living area is furnished with a roomy teak day bed, two sofas with plush batik cushions, a single chair with an ottoman and a natural wood coffee table. The bedroom and living area combine to create a tranquil space where you can relax anytime of day or night with chilled out tunes playing on your iPod in the iPod dock, a cup of refreshing ginger tea and a Balinese cake that the staff will gladly prepare for you. You can also serve yourself anytime with the state-of-the-art coffee and tea making facilities.

At a Glance

LOCATION Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 
CAPACITY 2 Guests (able to accommodate a maximum of three adults or two adults and one child), 2 bathrooms.
LIVING AREAS 2 Indoor living rooms, indoor and outdoor dining areas, infinity pool and outdoor wooden deck for yoga and afternoon tea.
POOL 3 x 10 m, private infinity swimming pool.
STAFF Villa manager, chef, villa attendants, security guards. Additional staff, including babysitters and masseuses, available on request (extra charges apply).
DINING The villa provides an in-house dining menu.
COMMUNICATION WiFi internet access, landline for local calls, mobile phone coverage.
ENTERTAINMENT Flat screen TV, Satellite TV channels, Radio CD player and iPod dock (Bose Sound System) for downstairs/upstairs.
FOR FAMILIES Baby Cots available.
SPA Spa area for massage. In-villa treatments selected can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
TRANSPORT Car and driver can be arranged at an additional cost.
ADDITIONAL Back-up generator, safety deposit boxes.
PROPERTY AREA 200 sqm (villa), 300 sqm (land)


Villa Shamballa Residence is very conveniently located in a small traditional village called Payogan whose meaning is  “place to do yoga”. Although just 7 minutes drive from the centre of Ubud one senses they are miles away in the middle of a tropical forest. This hidden gem allows you to experience seclusion whilst remaining a stone’s throw from all conveniences.

A few minutes drive from the villa is the Sanggingan area offering a variety of culinary and shopping experiences. Among them the world famous Mozaic restaurant for fine dining and other places popular with tourists and expatriates such as Nuri's and Fly Cafe. There are also many art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, spas and a yoga studio.

The villa is about one hour and fifteen minutes from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.


    Where do I start. Shamballa residence is simply amazing. Nothing is too much bother for Kadek and her team and when we left we genuinely felt like we were waving goodbye to our new bali family. The food is out of this world good, the massages by the pool are just the best, and as soon as you walk into the villa you feel instantly relaxed. The only thing we would recommend is maybe taking some ear plugs for if you are a light sleeper. As the upstairs bedroom is completely open to the elements you do get the typical jungle noise (birds, insects, roosters etc). But we slept with ear plugs in every night and had no bother what so ever. The bed is so comfy we actually had great sleep there. Our only regret was not staying long enough! But we are already planning our next trip and cant wait to get back to shamballa residence :) Thank you so much for making our last 4 days of our honeymoon so memorable.

  1. Paradise

    Just like the photos depict. Its a beautiful place that makes you feel like you're living in a tree house. All we needed was a bar fridge for our own convenience and we would have been overjoyed. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Would love to go back again.

  1. Beautiful Villa

    Spending three nights at Shamballa Residence was a very laid back and relaxing experience. The villa is just beautiful, well appointed and huge! The open plan layout and outdoor living fell both upstairs & downstairs suited us to a tee. You will be spoilt for choice in where to lounge around. The staff are great and the food delicious, the breakfast porridge is not to be missed. The is a little traffic noise from the road from the road that winds down the valley but this is soon forgotten is such a beautiful villa and setting. Well worth it.

  1. Unbelievable

    This place in simply unbelievable! I think we have been ruined for life as we will now compare all holiday accommodation to this place. The sheer scale of this residence is just immense for two people and the total seclusion was just what we needed. The fact that this residence is totally open to nature was also a huge win for us. The only thing potential guests should be aware of is the traffic noise from the valley below which is certainly not intrusive but can be heard. To put this in perspective though it is Bali you are visiting so traffic noise is part of the package really. This in no way detracted from a great nights sleep but I suppose if you are a very light sleeper then it might be something to consider. All in All it will take a pretty special holiday rental to beat Shamballa Residence and I would highly recommend it for a romantic getaway.

  1. Paradise

    During many years of traveling i rarely experienced such a gorgeous place combined with this level of service . The residence guarantees ultimate privacy and the staff is available at any given moment. Although the picturesque place of ubud , with its lovely restaurants just a stones throw away, the private diner prepared by the staff is highly recommended.

  1. Blown Away

    This Villa is absolutely breathtaking. We recently spent 8 nights in Bali, the first four being spent in what we thought was a stunning villa in Seminyak but then we arrived in Ubud, travelled down a quiet small private road and were met by the incredibly cheerful staff of Shamballa Residence. The moment we walked through the door we were absolutely blown away. The pictures (and I am sure my words) will not do the place justice. We walked around open-mouthed, both commenting on how perfectly designed the villa was and how, had we tried to design a Villa ourselves, we would have designed it just like this! There is really nothing we could fault. The staff were incredibly friendly, personable and a pleasure to talk to, the view, design and finish of the Villa are second to none and Ubud it'self, like the Villa, a really special place. If you are visiting Ubud, are reading this review because you are interested in booking this Villa and it's within your budget, then please book it - you will not be disappointed!

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